Organic Camphor Oil
Organic camphor oil is obtained by steam distilling the wood and the leaves of the camphor tree. Due to the proportion of ketones, organic camphor oil must be used carefully.
In naturopathy, organic camphor oil was traditionally used as a circulatory and cold remedy because it is supposed to raise blood pressure and have an antiseptic effect. Dropped on a cloth handkerchief, it used to be held up to the nose to wake up unconscious people. Most of us still associate the smell of organic camphor oil with medicine. With strict caution (since camphor oil has a toxic effect on nerves and liver in too high doses) it is supposed to clear the airways of mucus. The antispasmodic, blood circulation-promoting and muscle-relaxing effects of organic camphor oil are said to be able to alleviate cold symptoms such as headaches and body aches. Inhalations, bath additives, or an additive in creams that are applied to the bronchial chest area are conceivable.
This medicinal smell of camphor oil also explains its relatively rare use in the cosmetics industry. When diluted with base oils or alcohol, the organic camphor oil is an effective remedy for impure, oily, or inflamed skin that has poor blood circulation.
In aromatherapy – when used very dilutedly – organic camphor oil is supposed to stimulate and curb exhaustion. Confusing thoughts that harbor a mental imbalance should become clearer again, so that overstimulation and a lack of focus disappear.
Organic camphor oil goes well with bergamot, tangerine, orange, rosemary or sage.